Rumors point to green burial for Duke of Edinburgh

In the United Kingdom, rumors are suggesting that funeral plans for Prince Phillip, who died on April 9, will honor the Queen consort’s ecological...

Back to basics: 3-D printing dirt may be the future of construction

In Ravenna, Italy, Mario Cucinella Architects has used massive 3-D printers and dirt to create a house in what could be an inexpensive and...

Mushroom for growth: Fungi firm raises $60 million

In New York, mycelium-based materials firm Ecovative has raised $60 million to add capacity and advance development and commercialization in textiles, packaging and food...

Party hard and be easy on the earth with starch-based Mardi Gras beads

In Houston, NexEvo is gearing up for a 2022 Mardi Gras celebration that is not only more festive than 2021’s toned-down, mid-pandemic celebration, but...

Shell of an idea: Designers repurpose mollusk waste into concrete

In South Korea, design firm Newtab-22 is turning waste shells from seafood and aquaculture industries into a terrazzo-like material.  Dubbed Sea Stone, the shells are...

Origami-inspired paper razor set to launch in Japan

In Japan, blade maker Kai will soon introduce what it claims to be the world’s first paper razor.  The razor’s design is inspired by origami...

3D printed mud huts offer quarantine comfort

In San Luis Valley, Colorado, large-format 3D printing design firm Emerging Objects has 3D printed a mud hut, complete with a fireplace, bedroom, and...

Ugandan researchers create food packaging from maize waste

In Uganda, researchers at the Makerere University in Kampala have developed a biobased packaging from maize stover that could be used to prevent spoilage...

Hermès creates mushroom-leather bag

In San Francisco, mycelium-based leather company MycoWorks has partnered with French luxury goods maker Hermès to advance a new material.  Dubbed Sylvania, the new material...

Flushable paper pregnancy tests now available online

In Philadelphia, the world’s first biodegrable pregnancy test is now available for sale.  Developed by healthcare company Lia, the test is made from paper, is...

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“Let’s Get Physical” sustainable activewear line is the 80s throwback we deserve

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